Chelsea defender wants Eden Hazard back at the club - The Chelsea Chronicle

Chelsea defender wants Eden Hazard back at the club

Chelsea defender Reece James said he wants to see Eden Hazard back at the club in an “ask me anything” session.

James, who has been part of Frank Lampard’s squad this season, rarely shared the dressing room with the Belgian winger.

James spent last season on a loan spell at Wigan and, by the time he joined Chelsea senior team last summer, Hazard had completed his transfer to Real Madrid.

But having been at Chelsea since the age of six, he witnessed how vital Hazard was for the West London outfit since his arrival from Lille in 2012.

Unsurprisingly, when asked to name one former Chelsea player he would bring back to Chelsea, James told Bleacher Report: “Eden Hazard. I just loved the way he played.

“I still love him. He’ll go down as one of Chelsea’s best players ever.”

We all do, James. We all do.

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James also answered a few other interesting questions.

On his biggest inspiration growing up, he said: “Growing up it was Drogba. I was a striker and he was scoring all the goals at Chelsea.”

The 19-year-old was also asked to pick one from former Chelsea players Kevin de Bruyne and Mohamed Salah, who have been the best players for their current teams Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.

He said: “I’d probably have De Bruyne. Both are great at their position. There’s no major reason for De Bruyne over Salah. Just like his style of play.”

Another interesting question was who would be the next Chelsea academy breakthrough.

“Be on the look out for Tino Anjorin. He’s debuted already but one who can break into the first team,” he answered.

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